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• 1499 – The Portuguese explorer Nicolau Coelho returns to Lisbon after discovering the sea route to India as a companion of Vasco da Gama.

• 1806 – The Vellore Mutiny is the first instance of a mutiny by Indian sepoys against the British East India Company.

• 1913 – The temperature in Death Valley, California, hits 134 °F (57 °C), the highest temperature ever to be recorded on Earth.

• 1949 – Birth Day of Sunil Gavaskar, Indian cricketer and sportscaster

• 1967 – New Zealand adopts decimal currency.

• 2000 – Death Day of Vakkom Majeed, Indian freedom fighter, journalist and politician (Birth on 1909)